This summer we have had some spectacular sunsets. Here's one from a couple of nights ago over Wiscasset. We pulled off into the grocery store parking lot (there is only one grocery store) to watch. It only lasts a few minutes, so you have to park fast. Unfortunately we were on the side of the road that included wires. I could Shop them out of it, but that will be for a later date. I thought about writing something descriptive and non-rhymy to go with the picture...something about how the colors floated across the sky...how it looked like an oil painting...how the oranges, pinks and blues charged the ensuing night sky...how the sky was on fire...how you could see the dragon's breath... However the simple well-known rhyme kept nudging at me. "Red sky at night, Sailors' delight, Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning." I've heard it with farmers the same way, and sometimes using pink as the sky color. And I was reminded of how really important kn
Welcome to Poetry Friday from Coastal Maine! I'm so excited to be hosting my first Poetry Friday. You may link directly below by clicking "Add Your Link". You may comment in comments also, if you like, but I won't be putting up links from there. Just click on the links to go to the poetry site and let them know you read their post! Did I mention that I'm excited? Never tried this before. This is up early, so if you need to post earlier than Friday...feel free! November October is gone and Summer's long past It's not yet December With winter's white cast It's plain old November No leaves and no snow Don't want it to stay Just want it to go. No sandals, no beach The sun isn't bright; No snowmen, no boots The time isn't right. It's too cold for one, Too hot for the other; No wonder November Is so much a bother. I so wish November Could be more like spring And we could be happy With what it would bring.
I can't believe it is April 1 already! And that means it is the first day of the Progressive Poem. Irene Latham who began this poem project back in 2012, has handed it over to Margaret Simon to organize. I am so grateful to both Irene and Margaret for this wonderful April collaboration to kick of National Poetry Month. Each day in April a different poet will add a line to this poem begun here today. No one knows where it will go or how it will get there, but it always gets there beautifully! I wanted senses or movement in my line to begin this journey. So I scribbled down a number of potential lines to start us off. And then I came up with an idea for getting the ball rolling… I selected TWO of my lines. We will only USE ONE of them, but let’s let the SECOND PERSON DECIDE which of my two lines they will use. That second person just happens to be Irene Latham! So Irene will have the opportunity to decide which line speaks to her more, and then write the nex